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Ep. 37: How To Help Children And Teens Grieving A Violent Death

Grief Out Loud

Release Date: 07/05/2016

Ep. 154: Memories And Legacy - CircleIt & Art Shaikh show art Ep. 154: Memories And Legacy - CircleIt & Art Shaikh

Grief Out Loud

Have you found yourself wishing you could hear from your person one more time? Wondering what advice, wishes, or words they would share about events big and small? When Art Shaikh's father died, he was charged with delivering letters his father wrote to various family members on important days like birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. His father's legacy inspired Art to create CircleIt, a digital generational platform for creating, sharing, and preserving memories. 

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC show art Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

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Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence.

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC show art Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

Grief Out Loud

Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence.

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Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC show art Ep. 153: Big Emotions In Grief - Jenny Delacruz, LPC

Grief Out Loud

Jenny Delacruz is a family therapist and author who specializes in working with children and families. Her newest book, "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" about the big and overwhelming emotions that so many children are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss how Jenny sees grief show up in her clients, related to COVID-19, the media coverage of the murders of Black people, often at the hands of police, and the ongoing traumatic effects of racism and racist violence.

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Ep. 152: Teenage Grief Sucks - Natalie Adams show art Ep. 152: Teenage Grief Sucks - Natalie Adams

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When Natalie's dad died suddenly at the start of her freshman year of high school, she searched, but couldn't find what she most needed: a resource written for and by other grieving teens. So, she decided to create one. In March of 2020, Natalie launched the website Teenage Grief Sucks which serves as a platform for articles ranging from what it's like to go to driving school when you're grieving to tips for how teens can support their grieving friends. 

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Ep. 151: Resources To Support Grieving Children & Families - An Update From The New York Life Foundation show art Ep. 151: Resources To Support Grieving Children & Families - An Update From The New York Life Foundation

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Maria Collins, Vice President of the New York Life Foundation, joins Grief Out Loud to discuss three new initiatives to support grieving children and their families: 1) The Golden Sweater, a children's book about grief, 2) Speaking Grief, a multi-platform public media project, produced by WPSU, and 3) The Brave of Heart Fund which provides direct monetary support to children and families of those who die working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ep. 150: Love, Anger, & Grief - Supporting Children After A Murder show art Ep. 150: Love, Anger, & Grief - Supporting Children After A Murder

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How would you tell your children that their father murdered their grandparents? This is what Jenn, whose children were 6 and 10 at the time, faced when she got the news that her ex-husband killed his parents. This is the story behind the facts that we read in the news. The story of three people navigating grief that changed every aspect of their lives. It's also a story of love. Of anger. And of hope.

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Ep. 149: Integrating Grief - Mari Gonzalez show art Ep. 149: Integrating Grief - Mari Gonzalez

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What does it mean to integrate grief into your life? To respond to it as something that doesn't need to be fixed or eradicated? Mari Gonzalez is the co-founder of the Grief Rites Foundation and creator of workshops and classes for those dealing with grief. We discuss how grief shaped so much of Mari's life - from her career choices to how she engages with the world. We also talk about what's coming up in her grief related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Ep. 148: Wrongful Death - A Grieving Mother's Story (Paula Becker) show art Ep. 148: Wrongful Death - A Grieving Mother's Story (Paula Becker)

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Paula Becker is an author and mother of three. Her memoir, A House on Stilts, Mothering in the Age of Opiod Addiction, chronicles how she and her family navigated her oldest son, Hunter's, struggles with substance use. In 2017, while riding a bus from their hometown of Seattle to the Bay Area of California, Hunter was hit and killed by the driver of the bus, as he attempted to re-board after a rest stop. Paula and Barry filed a wrongful death suit which led to a jury finding in their favor.

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Ep. 147: Grief & Mother's Day - A Teen's Take show art Ep. 147: Grief & Mother's Day - A Teen's Take

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Chloe was 14 when her mother Danielle died of colon cancer. After Danielle died, Chloe and her younger sister moved in full-time with their dad and Paige. Chloe talks about honoring her mom on Mother's Day while also celebrating Paige, what it's like to help her younger sister carry on the legacy of their mom, and why sometimes talking about grief with the people we are closest to can be overwhelming. 

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More Episodes

Whether it is a murder, murder-suicide, or a being killed by a driver under the influence, violent death adds multiple layers of complexity to grief. Jana and Joan discuss what children and teens may experience, along with suggestions for how to help. For additional information, refer to our Tip Sheet: Supporting Children and Teens After a Violent Death and our interactive workbook for children. For help with talking to children about mass shootings and other large-scale tragedies, we have two resources written by The Dougy Center's Senior Director for Advocacy and Training, Donna Schuurman, Ed.D., F.T. 1) Dear Lily: a letter to a 12-year old in response to America's most recent tragedy and 2) Talking with children about tragic events.